McNally Smith College of Music

19 Exchange Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101-2220
Tel: (651)291-0177
  • McNally Smith College of Music is dedicated to providing education of the highest quality based upon contemporary and enduring artistic values, promoting individual expression and growth, and creating a supportive environment that serves the needs of a diverse and changing society.
School Highlights
  • McNally Smith College of Music serves 518 students (78% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • McNally Smith College of Music is one of 5 community colleges within Ramsey County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Saint Paul College A Community & Technical College (0.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
McNally Smith College of Music(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty62 staff51 staff
McNally Smith College of Music Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 518 has declined by 23% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment518 students1,302 students
McNally Smith College of Music Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio8:130:1
McNally Smith College of Music Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students404 students768 students
McNally Smith College of Music Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students114 students534 students
McNally Smith College of Music Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
McNally Smith College of Music Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students385 students500 students
# Graduate Students19 students36 students
McNally Smith College of Music Graduation BreakDown MN All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
124124
McNally Smith College of Music Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
McNally Smith College of Music American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
2%
5%
McNally Smith College of Music Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
5%
McNally Smith College of Music Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
8%
8%
McNally Smith College of Music Black (2007-2016)
% White
78%
73%
McNally Smith College of Music White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
McNally Smith College of Music More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
6%
-
McNally Smith College of Music Non Resident (2007-2015)
McNally Smith College of Music Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.380.45
McNally Smith College of Music Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$35,800
McNally Smith College of Music Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $25,210 is more than the state average of $16,283. The private state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$25,210$16,283
McNally Smith College of Music In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%89%
McNally Smith College of Music % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$25,500$15,511
McNally Smith College of Music Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$7,600
McNally Smith College of Music Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate65%78%
McNally Smith College of Music Percent Admitted (2012-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded by Jack McNally and Doug Smith in 1985, at McNally Smith College of Music, you'll explore your passion for music at a top music college with a unique hands-on curriculum that immerses you in today's technology, nurtures your vision and develops your talents. A music college where you can study music business, composition, audio recording, production and live sound, hip hop studies, popular music performance with your instrument of choice--guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, voice, brass, woodwinds, or strings. The McNally Smith College of Music (formerly Musictech) campus in St. Paul, Minnesota, was designed from the ground up as a state-of-the-art music school. With twelve recording studios including SSL rooms, digital 5.1 surround control rooms, Pro Tools labs, and a 300-seat concert hall with a 20,000 watt Midas/EV sound system, dozens of custom designed classrooms and sophisticated digital video production workshops, the campus is an exclusive and uniquely functional facility. The Degree and Diploma Program course offered at the college includes Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music (Emphasis: Music Business), Bachelors of Science Degree in Music (Emphasis: Music Production) Associate of Fine Arts in Music, A.A.S. in Music (Emphasis: Music Performance, Artist Diploma, or Music Production), A.A.S. in Recording Technology, A.A.S. in Music Business, International Music Business Course, Professional Musicians Course, Recording Engineering Course and Class Descriptions. McNally Smith College of Music (formerly Musictech) is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offering degrees and programs in Music Performance, Recording Technology, Music Business, and Composition.

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Did You Know?
For Saint Paul private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,321 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Saint Paul community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Saint Paul is Saint Paul College A Community & Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.